Painting with cotton balls in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on November 3, 2010

in Creative Art, Painting

This is a simple activity that we did for Letter C week! We painted with cotton balls!

The teacher set out red, blue, and orange paint and a pile of cotton balls for the children to paint with.

The children simply pressed the cotton balls in the paint then printed with the cotton balls on their paper. I noticed that the cotton balls absorb lots of paint so we had to refill the paint several times…

After each child took a turn, we added new cotton balls to the paint. The used cotton balls get pretty soggy!

Painting with cotton balls is something I have seen often but it never gets old and the kids love it!

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1 Rebecca November 3, 2010 at 6:43 am

VERY CUTE! You could also take those cotton balls and glue them on top of a “C”…..with the paint and the memory of painting with them…oh…I think we have to do that!

2 Deborah J. Stewart November 3, 2010 at 7:21 am

Yes – I love that idea too!

3 Jennifer November 3, 2010 at 8:44 am

I may have to borrow this idea! We’re doing the letter C this week!

4 Deborah J. Stewart November 3, 2010 at 2:19 pm

It is so simple but fun and colorful!

5 Molly November 3, 2010 at 11:46 am

I love anything that involves painting without a brush! Yay for cotton balls :)

6 Deborah J. Stewart November 3, 2010 at 2:20 pm

I agree – I like painting with other things too!!

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